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The Biglow Papers

By: Wilbur, Homer [Lowell, James Russell]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ticknor & Co.: 1853

Seller ID: 2288768

Condition: Good


Missing title page and copyright page, minor loss to spine head, smudge on front board, pencil name on front endpaper, faint stain on second blank. 1853 Hard Cover. xxxii, 163 pp. In 1848, Lowell also published The Biglow Papers, later named by the Grolier Club as the most influential book of 1848.[37] The first 1,500 copies sold out within a week and a second edition was soon issued—though Lowell made no profit, as he had to absorb the cost of stereotyping the book himself.[38] The book presented three main characters, each representing different aspects of American life and using authentic... View more info

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The Civil War at Charleston (A Post-Courier Booklet)

By: Wilcox, Arthur M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Post-Courier: 1980

Seller ID: 2182546

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1980 Stapled Binding. The story of Charleston's role in the Civil War, with a special focus on the attack of Fort Sumter. View more info

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The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union

By: Wiley, Bell Irvin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2179721

Condition: Near Fine


1995 printing. 1978 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 454 pp. Through excerpted letters, diary entries, newspaper accounts, and official records, Wiley offers the reader a complete portrait of the ordinary foot soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. View more info

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The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy

By: Wiley, Bell Irvin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2179722

Condition: Near Fine


1996 printing. 1978 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 444 pp. Wiley offers a rare and complete portrait of the ordinary soldier of the Confederacy during the Civil War, via extensive research of letters, newspaper stories, official records, and excerpts from diary entries. View more info

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The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy & The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union

By: Wiley, Bell Irvin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1971

Seller ID: 2121397

Condition: Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Boards lightly stained, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, jackets toned.Good. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Two volumes in publisher's slipcase. 444; 454 pp. Wiley offers a rare and complete portrait of the ordinary soldier of the Confederacy and of the Union during the Civil War, via extensive research of letters, newspaper stories, official records, and excerpts from diary entries. View more info

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Embattled Confederates: An Illustrated History of Southerners at War

By: Wiley, Bell Irvin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bonanza: 1977

Seller ID: 2170942

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to jacket.Very Good. 1977 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. An authoritative and illustrated history of Southerners during the Civil War. Bell Irwin Wiley is a history professor at Emory University. Hirst Milhollen is a Curator of Photographs at the Library of Congress. View more info

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They Who Fought Here

By: Wiley, Bell Irvin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bonanza: 1988

Seller ID: 2170944

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. Near Fine. 1988 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Covers the day-to-day life of the Civil War soldier, from the size of a Minié ball, the original color of Confederate trousers, the prescribed ration on both sides, the weight and length of a Springfield rifled musket, the consistency of hardtack, the importance of the paymaster, the feeling of going into action, and what it meant to be wounded. View more info

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The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy

By: Wiley, Bell Irvin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 2267107

ISBN: 0807104752

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 444 pp. Wiley offers a rare and complete portrait of the ordinary soldier of the Confederacy during the Civil War, via extensive research of letters, newspaper stories, official records, and excerpts from diary entries. View more info

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The Other Italy: The Italian Resistance in World War II

By: Wilhelm, Maria de Blasio; Marino, Enzo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204560

ISBN: 0393025683

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy.Near Fine. 1988 Hard Cover. 272 pp. This book traces the growth of the Resistance from its birth in 1943, against overwhelming odds, to its dramatic triumph two years later. A story of courage, sacrifice, and individual heroism--a noble episode in the history of a great people. Includes black-and-white photographs.Keywords: MARIA DE BLASIO WILHELM OTHER ITALY ITALIAN RESISTANCE IN WORLD WAR II HISTORY MILITARY SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 ENZO MARINO View more info

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Grab Their Belts to Fight Them: The Viet Cong's Big-Unit War Against the U.S., 1965-1966

By: Wilkins, Warren

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287364

ISBN: 1591149614

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corners of jacket bumped. 2011 Hard Cover. xvi, 283 pp. During 1965 and 1966, wrote Dale Andrade, a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the Communists fought the Americans toe to toe, making little effort to act like guerillas. Indeed, despite pronounced disadvantages in firepower and mobility, the Communist Vietnamese endeavored to crush South Vietnam and expel the American military with a strategy predicated on big unit war. Orchestrated by a militant clique in Hanoi, the big unit war was designed to yield a quick and decisive victory over South Vietnam.... View more info

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Mother, May You Never See the Sights I've Seen

By: Wilkinson, Warren

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Quill: 1991

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2208509

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Wrappers have light crease. 1991 Trade Paperback. The history of the 57th Massachusetts in the last year of the Civil War. View more info

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Forgotten Valor: The Memoirs, Journals, & Civil War Letters of Orlando B. Willcox

By: Willcox, Orlando B.; Scott, Robert Garth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Kent State University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265362

ISBN: 0873386280

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 1999 Hard Cover. xxxii, 720 pp. The papers of Major General Orlando Bolivar Willcox, one of the most prominent division commanders in the Union army, were recently discovered locked in a trunk in a Washington, D.C., attic, virtually untouched since his death nearly a century ago. Editor Robert Garth Scott has sifted through what is arguably the largest collection of Civil War-related material to surface in fifty years. From his childhood in Detroit through his cadetship at West Point, his service in the Mexican, Seminole, and Civil Wars, and his post... View more info

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Uniforms & Insignia of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1918

By: Williams, Dion

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Epco Publishing Company: 1988

Seller ID: 1721855

Condition: Near Fine


1988 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated [40]. Original wrappers. A reference for uniforms and insignia in use during 1918, at the close of World War I. OCLC describes this as a 'Reprint of a work or part of a work done by the same author in 1918.' 5 copies of this edition are listed. View more info

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Bullet and Shell: War as the Soldier Saw It; Camp, March, and Picket; Battlefield and Bivouac; Prison and Hospital

By: Williams, George F.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Fords, Howard & Hulbert / Franklin Press: Rand, Avery, and Company: 1883

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283713

Condition: Very Good


Early printing. Spine slightly faded, corners a bit rubbed, ink name on front endpapers. 1883 Hard Cover. 454 pp. 8vo. American Civil War may be written without prejudice or passion. The memories of that gigantic struggle have mellowed, the bitterness of sectional feeling has died away; and men now view with clearer and calmer minds the issues which led to the conflict, and the motives governing its prosecution. The author of the following pages aims to present a faithful picture of scenes in camp and field, which, under the guise of fiction, will afford the new generation some idea of the tre... View more info

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A Battle from the Start: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest

By: Wills, Brian Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HarperPerennial: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261946

ISBN: 0060924454

Condition: Very Good


Remainder mark, pages lightly toned. 1993 Trade Paperback. xix, 457 pp. A biography of the Confederate cavalry leader describes his poor childhood in Mississippi, his adulthood as a millionaire slave trader, his rise through the ranks of the Confederate army, and his feats on the battlefield. View more info

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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America

By: Wills, Garry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1993

Seller ID: 2194988

ISBN: 0671769561

Condition: Very Good


Very light edge wear. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1993, this is an account of the making of Lincoln's revolutionary masterpiece. Lincoln was asked to prepare a memorial for the battle at Gettysburg. Instead, he gave the whole nation a birth of freedom - by tracing its birth to the Declaration of Independence (which called all men equal) rather than the Constitution (which tolerated slavery). In the space of a mere 272 words, Lincoln combines the rhetoric of the Greek Revival and the categories of Transcendentalism, to prov... View more info

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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)

By: Wills, Garry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1992

Seller ID: 2207183

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers and pages very faintly toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 317 pp. Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1993, this is an account of the making of Lincoln's revolutionary masterpiece. Lincoln was asked to prepare a memorial for the battle at Gettysburg. Instead, he gave the whole nation a birth of freedom - by tracing its birth to the Declaration of Independence (which called all men equal) rather than the Constitution (which tolerated slavery). In the space of a mere 272 words, Lincoln combines the rhetoric of the Greek Revival and the categories of T... View more info

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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America

By: Wills, Garry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1992

Seller ID: 2207240

Condition: Good


Sticker adhesive to front and rear wrapper, wrappers lightly bumped. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 317 pp. Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1993, this is an account of the making of Lincoln's revolutionary masterpiece. Lincoln was asked to prepare a memorial for the battle at Gettysburg. Instead, he gave the whole nation a birth of freedom - by tracing its birth to the Declaration of Independence (which called all men equal) rather than the Constitution (which tolerated slavery). In the space of a mere 272 words, Lincoln combines the rhetoric of the Greek R... View more info

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Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War

By: Wilson, Edmund

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2290749

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Front and end matter foxed, ink note on rear endpaper. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 816 pp. 8vo. Critical/biographical portraits of such notable figures as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Chesnut, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Oliver Wendell Holmes prove Wilson to be the consummate witness to the most eloquently recorded era in American history. View more info

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Aircraft Identification for Fighting Airmen

By: Wilson, G.E.; Leckie, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: David McKay Company: 1943

Seller ID: 2283085

Condition: Good


Spine taped, loss to spine, wrappers starting to pull away from binding but still attached, page corners lightly dog-eared. 1943 Soft Cover. 192 pp. A guide to identifying World War II aircraft of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Japan. Includes black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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Flying the Edge: The Making of Navy Test Pilots

By: Wilson, George C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2295908

ISBN: 1557509255

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. 271 pp. Presents a first-hand account of a year spent with the one hundredth test pilot class at the Naval Air Test Center, from hours of test flights and interviews with naval and civilian test pilots and engineers. View more info

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The Great War: The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Vol. X, Part 169 - The Great Battles of Rheims and Champagne

By: Wilson, H.W.; Hammerton, J.A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Limited: 1917

Seller ID: 1834474

Condition: Good


Wrappers toned, lightly rubbed & foxed, staples gone. 1917 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 193-216 pp. Original wrappers. Part of a periodical series released during World War I in London, specifically treating recent events of the Great War. Black & white and sepia photographs throughout, several maps. View more info

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The Great War: The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Vol. XI, Part 208 - America's Achievements in Preparation and in Action, 1917-1918

By: Wilson, H.W.; Hammerton, J.A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Limited: 1918

Seller ID: 1834483

Condition: Good


Wrappers toned & rubbed, light stain on bottom corner (about 1/10 of page). 1918 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 461-480 pp. Original wrappers. Part of a periodical series released during World War I in London, specifically treating recent events of the Great War. Black & white and sepia photographs throughout, several maps. View more info

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The Great War: The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Vol. X, Part 175 - With the Reorganised Serbian Army

By: Wilson, H.W.; Hammerton, J.A.; Askew, Claude

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Limited: 1917

Seller ID: 1834480

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned & foxed. 1917 Stapled Binding. 337-360 pp. Original wrappers. Part of a periodical series released during World War I in London, specifically treating recent events of the Great War. Black & white and sepia photographs throughout, several maps. View more info

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The Great War: The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Vol. X, Part 176 - South America and the War

By: Wilson, H.W.; Hammerton, J.A.; Koebel, W.H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Limited: 1917

Seller ID: 1834482

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned, lightly rubbed & foxed. 1917 Stapled Binding. 361-384 pp. Original wrappers. Part of a periodical series released during World War I in London, specifically treating recent events of the Great War. Black & white and sepia photographs throughout, several maps. View more info

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The Great War: The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Vol. X, Part 170 - The Victory of Craonne

By: Wilson, H.W.; Hammerton, J.A.; Wright, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Limited: 1917

Seller ID: 1834475

Condition: Good


Wrappers loose but included, wrappers toned, lightly rubbed & foxed. 1917 Stapled Binding. 217-240 pp. Original wrappers. Part of a periodical series released during World War I in London, specifically treating recent events of the Great War. Black & white and sepia photographs throughout, several maps. View more info

Image for The Pictorial History of the Great Civil War: Its Causes, Origins, Conduct and Results. Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Its Battles by Land and Sea, with Graphic Descriptions of Heroic Deeds Achieved by Armies and Individuals; Narratives of Personal Adventure; Thrilling Incidents; Daring Exploits; Wonderful Escapes; Life in Camp, Field, and Hospital; Adventures at Sea; Blockade Life, Etc., Etc., Containing Carefully Prepared Biographies of the Leading Generals and Naval Commanders of Both the North and the South.

The Pictorial History of the Great Civil War: Its Causes, Origins, Conduct and Results. Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Its Battles by Land and Sea, with Graphic Descriptions of Heroic Deeds Achieved by Armies and Individuals; Narratives of Personal Adventure; Thrilling Incidents; Daring Exploits; Wonderful Escapes; Life in Camp, Field, and Hospital; Adventures at Sea; Blockade Life, Etc., Etc., Containing Carefully Prepared Biographies of the Leading Generals and Naval Commanders of Both the North and the South.

By: Wilson, John Laird

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The National Publishing Co. / J.R. Jones: 1881

Seller ID: 2291645

Condition: Very Good


Hinges beginning to weaken, edges a bit rubbed, spine gilt mostly rubbed away, pencil name on front endpaper. 1881 Hard Cover. iv, 976, [4] pp. Green cloth, black titles and decorations, gilt embellishments on front board and spine. A fairly early history of the American Civil War, illustrated with engravings of battles and portraits of many leading generals. View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1998

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2269895

ISBN: 0965792951

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 242 pp. The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more th... View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2005

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272186

ISBN: 0060839783

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 242, 16 pp. The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had subm... View more info

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America

By: Winik, Jay

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Perennial / Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2184257

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Top corner creased. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 461 pp. Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history, and filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, fresh iconoclastic scholarship, and a gripping narrative, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States. View more info